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Choosing a favorite sport is tough but I'll have to go with Ultrarunning which I started doing about 3 years ago. My favorite running distance is 50k on technical mountain single track. I love running in Fall when the weather is cooler and the leaves start to change. When I'm not running I am riding my 3 horses and competing them in Endurance events (50-100 miles). I also enjoy mountain biking, fly fishing and anything in the great outdoors!
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Family: Wife and 2 kids (3rd on the way, and may be here by the time this is posted...:-) )
Years of running: 16 years of (serious) running
Favorite sport(s): Running is my first love (outdoors and preferably in nature). I enjoy road cycling and swimming for triathlons, but will always consider myself a runner first.
Favorite race distance: 10K - For me it's the perfect beautiful mix of endurance and pain, and I like that it's not very popular (I like going against the grain of popularity). Also, with having young kids, training for it allows me to spend more time at home with them instead of out on the trails by myself. I'll probably tap into ultras as my kids get older and I can train with them.
Favorite running weather: 55 degrees and drizzling/cloudy
Favorite running shoe: Brooks Ghost
Most memorable race: Morgantown Marathon 2017 - It was brutally hot, and an extremely hilly course. Also my first road marathon ever. One of my favorite accomplishments.
Clubs: Lynchburg Road Runners
Favorite mid-run food: It's weird, but I really like packing a ziplock of raisins with some salt sprinkled on them
Random facts: I am a professor with my Doctorate in Athletic Training and have several published journal articles/studies on hamstring tightness.
I am nerd data, and enjoy tracking stats. I made an Excel algorithm for finding the perfect race based on preferences (cost, distance, bling, etc.). Yep, nerd...
Aside from playing with my kids and spending time with family, I enjoy tapping into an artistic/meditative side with playing the guitar and reading
Running Quote: “In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.” -Eric Liddell
Favorite sport: Ultrarunning
Distance: Anything over 26.2
Terrain: I prefer trails but I find myself running roads mostly for convenience sake
Shoes: Hoka One One Eva Mafates for the trails and Rincons for the road
Pre Race ritual: Nothing, I don't really stretch or anything maybe drink some water and then just go for it.
Random Fact: I drink more Diet Mtn Dew than anyone person should ever consume. Watermelon Endure Fuel and Diet Mtn Dew makes a great post run refreshment.
Where does my journey begins? My first 20 years of my life has been so different than the last 20 years.
I was always athletic. Played multiple sports since I could walk. In high school I ran cross country, wrestled, and ran track. I continued my wrestling career in college.
Then life, beer, and laziness hit me. I was tired of putting in hours each day working out, practicing, and being very disciplined. I graduated high school at 125lbs, got married at 180lbs, had our first of two children at 212lbs and saw my weight rise and fall since then. At my heaviest I weighed 280lbs.
In 2013 a few friends and I decided to run a 5K. We were all high school athletes turned to Dad Bods and Dad Bods+. We walked more than we ran back then, but I loved the race atmosphere. I was addicted. I ran every race I could each month. I can be honest and say I didn't train really in-between the races. I didn't give up though.
I see these stories where someone doesn't run and in a few months they are running 8 minute miles, that wasn't me. I still suffer from being a slow runner. How did I run 17/18 minute 5Ks in high school? One thing I truly believe in is Every Step Counts. So if I am slow, so be it and I started to keep pushing myself and my limits, no matter how slow I am. This adventure has given me the opportunity to finish 3 half-marathons and 2 full marathons. I have fallen short of a 50K twice, but I am looking forward to another try. I need to really work on hill workouts.
Recently I took up biking to spend time with my boys. I am enjoying that when I am not recovering from toe surgery.
I'm a distance runner from Sissonville, Wv currently living in Charleston. I'm focusing my training towards the half marathon and marathon distances. I'm a fan of most sports, both watching and playing with golf and basketball topping that list. I'm getting back into cycling and may switch to triathlons after Boston 2021. I ran collegiately at the University of Charleston where my specialty was the steeplechase. I would love to race it one more time!
Hi friends! My name is Mindy Sharon, and I’m based out of Huntington, West Virginia. I currently attend medical school at Marshall University (Go Herd). When I’m not studying for school, I love to travel the world through my running and biking. I have completed half of the Word Major Marathons, qualified for Boston, and run all of the major U.S. city marathons, including LA, Chicago, NYC, and Disney’s Dopey Marathon. The coolest place I’ve gone biking is in the mountains of California. In college, I was a Division I rower at West Virginia University. Long distance running has always been my favorite sport for my whole life, but biking has grown on me over the years – cross training isn’t so bad anymore. I’ve also picked up swimming within the past year, so I’m hoping to complete a triathlon soon! Lastly, I have two dogs, Teddy & Spice, and they are my favorite cheerleaders.
-Favorite Endurance Sport: Running
-Favorite Distances: 10k and Half Marathon
-Ideal Race Conditions: 40 degrees F and cloudy with low humidity
-Shoes: Train in Mizuno Wave Inspire 15s, Race in Saucony.
-Other Sports: Track (400m, 800m, 1500m, 5k) and Field (Shotput, Discus) via U.S. Paralympic track and field, Powerlifting.
-Pre-race routine: Wake-up 2 hours before a race, eat a granola bar, jam to a playlist mixed with hard rock and Bon Jovi while doing my warm-up routine (A-skips, B-skips, Rushing kicks, butt kickers), then just wait and stay relaxed and loose.
-Random facts: Ran cross country for WVU Tech, and most recently became the first documented individual with cerebral palsy to break the two-hour barrier in the half marathon, and still holding the world-leading time at the time of writing at 1:54:53.
5K: 17:00 10K: 35:52 13.1: 1:18 26.2: 2:49
Favorite endurance sport? Distance Running
Favorite race distance? Half Marathon... long enough to be challenging, but short enough that I don’t need to train for months to run it.
Ideal race conditions? 55 degrees, cloudy or very light rain.
Rolling hills or seemingly endless climbs? Prefer Rolling Hills.
Shoes: Switch it up? I require some heel. I currently train in the Hoka Carbon X and race in the Nike Vaporfly 4% / Next%.
Other sporting events you do? I just run road races! Anything from 1 Mile to 26.2 Miles. Planning on doing a road ultra sometime after Spring 2020.
Pre race routine? Night before, I eat Vito’s Pizza and hydrate. Morning of, I rarely eat anything. If I do, I’ll eat a Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar and hydrate some more. I have to get to a race at least 60 to 90 minutes before it starts. I get checked in, warm up 1-2 miles, use the restroom, then socialize and get ready to race.
Random fact about yourself: I almost gave up running marathons after my first two. I ran a 3:48 (2014) and 3:56 (2016). In 2017, I decided to really get serious about my training. That year, I dropped my marathon time down to a 3:04. It was technically a Boston Marathon qualifying time, but was not fast enough to be accepted. So, in 2018, I used what I had learned in 2017 and trained smarter, not necessarily harder. I ran a 2:49 at the Marine Corps Marathon. A BQ by over 10 minutes, so I will be running the 2020 Boston Marathon!
Favorite endurance sport: Ultrarunning. Ideal race conditions: Spring/Fall weather 50s and 60s but i never shy away from what I wanna run because of that!
Shoes: Currently the Hoka Evo Mafate but I do switch to Altra, Salomon and Nike. I am a shoe nut!!!
Other sporting events: I like to play basketball a lot but I consider myself game to whatever.
Pre race routine: I don’t have a particular routine but I normally try to keep things similar to my last event that things went well at. I also don’t like to be late. I like to be early and relaxed.
Random fact: In my profession I drilled at the World Trade Center transportation hub and memorial site.
Team EHQ Obstacle Course Racer
Favorite endurance sport: Obstacle course racing (OCR).
Favorite Distance: 10 miles
Ideal race conditions: Muddy for OCR! 60's and overcast for runs.
Rolling hills or endless climbs? Rolling hills.
Shoes: ASICS Kayanos and GT 2000 Trail.
Other sporting events: Local 5Ks.
Pre race routine: My pre race routine usually starts early including a shower and stretching to relax. I arrive early to races to minimize stress and don't have to rush. Breakfast is light such as a protein bar and water.
Random fact: Recent father of twins!
Team EHQ Triathlete!
Favorite Endurance sport: is running. Prefer trail running but do more road running than trail. I love triathlons but that’s 3 sports.
Shoes: are Hoka’s. Neutral, 4mm I think. I like Clifton and Arahi I want to try the Carbon X
Ideal race condition: I prefer rolling hills, my favorite all time race has been the Morgantown half because of its rolling hills. I do train on hills but not because I like them. I like trail running for the same reason, rolling hills...and dirt, rocks, roots, trees, spider webs, I Other sports: Love, love, love riding my bike and ride anytime the weather cooperates. I road ride and gravel ride.
Favorite distance: half marathon
Ideal race conditions: for running, 45-50 degrees, low humidity, partly sunny. I like to run in the rain too 60ish and light or steady rain. Bike, anything 50 and above. Sunny, cloudy no rain
Team EHQ Ultra Runner
Favorite endurance sport? Running
Favorite race distance? Any distance I haven't completed.
Ideal race conditions? Really Hot
Rolling hills or seemingly endless climbs? Endless Climbs
Shoes: 3mm drop for running 0 drop for hiking
Other sporting events you do? Cycling Obstacle Course Racing Duathlon
Pre race routine? Equipment check, nutrition check, drop bags, and jam some badass tunes to get amped!
Neuroscientist by day, trail runner by also-day, bat-removal-specialist by night. I got into running to cope with stress while finishing my PhD at WVU. I ran my first 5K in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. Trail running helps clear my brain after a long day of looking at brains. My favorite distance is 50k, although I can’t wait to try a 50 miler. I mostly stick to mountain slogs, although I’ve been dabbling in flatter, faster road races lately. I love trail running as an excuse to get muddy, get sweaty, and then drink a well-earned beer with friends. When I’m not running in the woods, I also love rock climbing and trail riding, and picking a little banjo.
I'm an avid long distance triathlete, moving to year round training heaven in Phoenix, AZ. This is my fourth year competing in triathlon and my favorite distance is the full 140.6 Ironman, with all eyes on qualifying for Kona 2021. I swam competitively at a national level as a youth, and swam for Wheeling Jesuit University specializing in the 1650yd free and 400 IM. If i'm not swimming, biking, or running I'm outside adventuring or traveling the world with my epic husband Trevor Wolfe.
I am an ultramarathonor, trail explorer and yogi. My favorite race distance is 50k to 50-milers. Last November, I completed the JFK 50 Miler in Maryland (which was my first ultra). I'm planning to run again this year, and cannot wait!
It's funny to think... ever since I was little, I have always been on the move enjoying sports, horseback riding, dance, etc. However, I didn't learn about my true passion and addiction to running until 4 years (after baby #2 was born). It really started with my father, who is also an avid runner for almost 40 years, who asked me to join him for a 5-mile race. I was not prepared at all for the summer heat or distance, but I learned a lot and loved the feeling of finishing. Over the next two years, we ran our first half- and full-marathons together.
A few random facts: (1) I have a 8 month old silver lab, who I am working with everyday so we can run trails together when she's older. I can't wait! (2) Living in DC has spoiled us with access to beautiful mountain trails (i.e., Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah Mountains, etc.). (3) I love running days that are split - so that you can enjoy both the sunrise and sunset. (4) I’m studying to get my UESCA Running Coach Certificate.
My name is Lauryn, and I'm a long-time runner and triathlete. I grew up riding horses and then was a former NCAA runner before also picking up swimming and cycling. During the day I work as a resident physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, but I love spending my free time outdoors, running the trails, or spending time with my boyfriend and our dogs. I've been fortunate to try EHQ products at many local races, and I'm thrilled to help represent such a great company this year!
Hey Team EHQ Amy Dunkin here. Long story short been racing endurance sports for over 20 years MTB, 9 years triathlons, tons of road running and trail running, 5 years competitive elite & age group OCR, now back to MTB racing, trail racing, and off road triathlons and duathlons, and always some road running/racing. My goals for 2020 got sidetracked with the pandemic as was going to focus on trail running this year going for winning age group at XTERRA nationals to qualify for the worlds in Maui and also participating in MOTUS series and more XTERRA triathlons and duathlons so this year I just keep training and staying positive for 2021. Prefer cool weather and early morning training and racing but I know when the heat is on Endurance Fuel will keep me preforming my best. Longest trail race 25K Canary in the Cave. Longest road race, well sorta road, the Greenbrier River Trail Marathon. Just love being active so also enjoy weight lifting, kayaking, and snowboarding. See you all outside.
Here is a quick bio: I’m really excited to be joining #teamEHQ this year! I started running to manage the stress of graduate school in psychology and never looked back. The first time I ran a marathon I swore I’d never do it again, but I decided to sign up for another one the next day. I’ve run a handful of 50ks and thanks to COVID will be skipping the 50M and going strait for the Rim to River 100 in November. This year I’ll be starting my journey as Dr. Phil, a psychologist. Sadly, I don’t have a TV show... yet. Here’s to a year of adventures!
Favorite sport: Ultrarunning
Favorite distance: So far my Favorite distance is 100 miles but I haven't run a 200 yet...
favorite weather: My favorite weather to train in is cooler weather around 30-40 degrees. But I don't shy away from running in any weather that will challenge me and make me stronger; hard rain, very hot and humid or cold and snowy.
Favorite terrain: trails with rolling hills
How long have you been in the sport: I have been a runner most of my life but I really started getting into ultrarunning about 3 years ago . I ran the Outdoor X 12 hour race in Dayton, Ohio in 2018 where I finished just over 47 miles. After I was done, I was completely hooked! About a month later, I signed up for my first 100 miler, the Indiana Trail 100.
I'm a former college swimming All-American. I started running in 2017 as an attempt to cope with postpartum depression, and found a love for running. I signed up for my first race (Columbus Marathon) not being able to run 5 miles without stopping, and 6 months later I finished my first full marathon.
I love running at any time of the day in any condition.
Favorite endurance sport: Running by far! Longer the distance the bigger the obsession.
Favorite race distance: I like the half marathon distance in that it can be run at an all-out pace and max effort, but after a recent training run of 42 miles, I am hooked on the longer distances!
Ideal race conditions: Everyone wants sunny and 45 degrees to run in, but to me there is no ideal race conditions, more like ideal scenarios. The hardest part of outdoor endurance sports is adapting whatever nature throws at you!
Rolling hills or seemingly endless climbs: I have run what seems to be never getting to the top hills to nice rolling terrain. I like what they both have to offer.
Shoes: I run in mostly neutral to 10mm drop shoe. On Road course with short or longer distance I prefer Nike Vapor Fly 4% or Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%. These shoes offer max comfort and are light enough for fast speeds. On a lot of mild trails and training runs I use Adidas Adizero Boston 6 or 7, these offer a 10mm drop and have light spongy cushion for most training runs or light trails. Finally for more technical or complex trails I use Salomon Sense Ride trail shoes it’s an 8mm drop shoe that offers great tread pattern for slippery trails and light enough and tight fitting to offer speed on the worst trails.
Other sports: I really only compete in running events but I am very passionate about weight lifting and HIIT training. Combining the two makes for a great mix up in routines and can be a great form of cardio. I like to mountain bike and kayak, hope to one day maybe compete in a smaller triathlon, followed by a full ironman.
Pre Race Routine: I like to show up early to the race and relax to some good music or favorite motivational (David Goggins or Rich Pianna) and shoot the shit with some good friends. I try to stay relaxed as possible. I do a short warm up run to get my heart rate up and a quick stretch, then it’s race time!
Random Fact about yourself: I am great mechanic. I love to turn wrenches on anything with a motor.
Favorite endurance sport: Running Favorite race distance: Half Marathon and Marathon
Ideal race conditions: 30-40 degrees and calm I much prefer cooler weather Rolling hills or seemingly endless climbs: Rolling hills
Shoes: Some heel usually at least 4 mm drop for me
Other sports: Spartan Races
Pre race routine: Usually I lay out my race clothes the night before then the morning of I get up 3-4 hours before race time and drink a cup of coffee and have a bagel with peanut butter and a banana. I also make sure I hydrate. If it is a shorter race 10k or under I warm-up 3 miles if its longer I will warm up less. Random fact about yourself: I was 86th in the 2018 Boston Marathon. I put hot sauce on about everything. I consider myself an amateur craft beer connoisseur
Favorite endurance sport: Trail running.
Currently training for 50K
I love running and hiking outside and just being in the wilderness.
Favorite terrain: I like the challenge and feeling of accomplishment from long inclines.
Ideal race conditions: Cool, misty mornings just before the sunrise.
Shoes: zero drop style, currently training in the Altra Lone Peak. They are very comfortable for wide feet, breathable, and have very good grip. In the gym I wear Nike Metcons for work and training.
Other sports: I am new to the endurance game, my background is in powerlifting and sports performance. My current training program includes cross training consisting of strength training, swimming, and biking on top of the trail miles.
Random fact about yourself:
B.S. Exercise Science Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator
Raw Functional Training
United States Marine Corps Veteran
I’m Trevor and I’m an ultra runner EHQ am’badass’ador!
My most memorable experience in my running career so far was a 250k over two and a half days down the east coast of Australia, the Trail To Triumph, a grueling run which raises money for mesothelioma treatment research.
Favorite shoes: Altra for both road and trail.
Favorite terrain to run: Bombing the downhills!
Favorite EHQ product: Endure caps and Watermelon Endure fuel
Fun fact: My elevation profile from the UROC 100k in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia is featured on the unflavored version of Endure fuel!
Future running goals for 2021(since most races this year are cancelled) Denali 135 in Alaska, Javelina Jundred in Arizona.
I'm a Jack of all trades, that just happens to be addicted to running. I've been running most of my life, but just got into long distance running about a year ago. So far, my longest race was a 50K trail in Gunnison, CO in 2019. But, I recently PR'd my 5K time at 19:30 while training for my first Backyard Ultra. All in all, I just love being outside. Hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, motorcycle and bicycle rides. Yep. I enjoy all that stuff. But, there's nothing like lacing up and hitting the trails for a few miles.
Former collegiate soccer player at McGill University turned runner! I ran my first 5k on Valentines Day in 2004 (I hate Valentines Day) and found it a great release for stress, anger, and depression! I have now completed 22 half marathons, 1 full marathon and several long distance relays! My favourite distance is 15k, and I am a recent convert to trails, but due to my affinity to falling down (I was a goalkeeper), I try not to trail run solo! I also love to 'destination run' - I have run on 5 continents [see South America (Colombia) and Asia (Kazakhstan) represented in my photos!] I have degrees in Physics, Chemistry, and Italian - so if all else fails, I will move to Italy to make wine! I am an avid sports-watcher: I love Soccer (Champions League), NCAA (Tennessee), NFL (Green Bay!), and NHL (Canadiens).
Fun fact: I am on team #RADrabbit for 2020-2021 and hope to get my 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher certification this year
I've always loved training in the Florida heat, from Strength and Conditioning with monster truck tires and Prowler sleds, to banging Muay Thai pads in the sun, to Weightlifting and Powerlifting in old football gyms where the sweat will rain back down in the winter sessions. 13 years of beating the heat taught me you NEED electrolytes, quality carbs, and plenty of fluids. I can't pick a favorite cuz they all compliment each other so well but I'm focusing on my Olympic lifts these days. When I'm not training, I am an avid mycologist, fermenter, and flora medicine maker cuz we can all learn something from a walk in the woods!
Growing up I was always outside playing with neighbors, riding my bike, or swimming in the pool. In Middle School, I joined the track team and was fortunate enough to continue competing through college.
After college, I started coaching and stopped running for a while, but got back into it when a friend invited me to do a 5k road race. I was sucked back into running and eventually branched out into triathlons, which are now my preferred races.
I completed my first Ironman in 2017, then had a total hip replacement in 2018 and had to reevaluate my physical activities. I was determined to not give up training and competing and have learned to adjust the way I do things. I swim and bike more and have transitioned most of my running into power walking, but still run a little or I would probably go crazy! I power walked a marathon in under 6 hours last fall and am registered for another Ironman this year.
Kait Bykowicz is 28 from Luther, OK. Avid ultra runner and OCR athlete who runs on the Grit Fitness Pro Team & MIT Tough Team. She started running OCR's in 2011, sliding into competitive OCR attending the world championships in 2016+ with OCR races ranging from 5ks to 24 hours. This was the heart behind getting into trail running and ultra running, claiming 30 podiums in 35 races in her first year. Venturing up to 100 milers in 2019, her current focus being Stagecoach 100 miler on her 29th birthday, and Worlds Toughest Mudder for a 3rd time. She trains almost exclusively on a .5 mile loop for all distances and can vouch that it is as boring as it sounds, but getting to run for days on end in the woods is totally worth it.
Team EHQ Ultra Runner
Favorite endurance sport: Running.
Favorite distance: I have run more than 30 marathons, 10ks, 5ks, and now I'm more into running Ultra marathons.
Rolling hills or seemingly endless climbs? I prefer rolling hills over running on road. I love taking a challenge climbing altitude when running Ultra.
Shoe: I have a few favorite running shoes. I love my Altra Superior 3.0, 361Santiago , Altra Repetition Zero Drop and New Balance.
Other sports: My other sporting event I do is the Mud Run, an obstacle challenge run.
Team EHQ Ultra Runner
Favorite endurance sport: Trail/Ultra running
Favorite distance: 10k or 50k I still haven’t run a road marathon. I have run a handful of 50k’s, one 40 miler and one 70 miler.
Ideal race conditions: 75°-85° honestly I do good in the heat, I never get loose in the extreme cold.
Rolling hills or seemingly endless climbs: I prefer the big ups and downs rather than a really runnable course. I get in to trouble if there isn’t any stuff you have to hike.
Shoes: Zero drop for sure! I just can’t do minimalist shoes anymore. Too easy to get injured.
Other sports: Fishing
Pre race routine: I never get ready until the night before lol. I often wear red clothing to race - it makes me feel fast.
Random fact about yourself: I think about running like all day long. I probably have the flattest feet you have ever seen!
Renewing the enjoyment he found in running while serving in the Navy, spurred on by his daughter Emily's natural distance running ability, at age 51 Scott once again laced up his running shoes with the goal of running a marathon. After a string of shorter races, with his favorite distance being the 10K, Scott completed his first marathon on March 15th 2020, finishing 2nd in his age group.
Scott turned to Endurance Headquarters for supplement advice during his training. Like many people, Scott could not stomach sugary sports drinks which made him sick. Water alone did not solve the problem of post-run cramps. Once introducing Endure Caps to his regiment to balance his electrolytes Scott no longer suffers with cramping.
Scott's favorite post-run food is a cheeseburger and a Dr Pepper. :)
“I love the runners, the people, truth be told, I never had many friends growing up, and only a couple life long friends from the Navy. The runners in the area, even when I am in “jerk Dad” mode, treat me well. They have been overwhelmingly welcoming. I’ve spent time with several local groups, the Fairmont Hashers, the Bridgeport Road Warriors, the Mall Milers and other groups or individuals. The are, overall, just a downright decent group of people. The support the give me and each other is overwhelming. The kindness, encouragement and esprit de corps surpass any superficial personal differences like skin color, religion or politics. It reminds me of the camaraderie from my years in the Navy. “
Hey! I'm Eric Thornton and I'm addicted to trail ultra running. Step 1 is admitting you have a problem, right?
I started running in 2007 with 5ks and then my sister and I started doing destination half marathon trips before I decided I wanted to jump all the way up to ultras. My first 50k was Kanawha Trace in 2017, then I headed out to Vancouver for Diez Vista 50k in 2018. In 2019, I cracked the top 10 at UROC in Virginia and joined the sub-6 club with a new PR. Now, my focus is on continuing to maintain enough points to keep entering the lottery for UTMB's OCC (missed out in 2020). Oh, and I've done all of this fueled only by plants as I've been vegan since 2014. Keep running everybody, and happy trails!
I’m a 1946 model, so I guess you might call me a Senior Ambassador. I have been a runner most of my adult life and always liked to refer to myself as competitive. However, recent years have taken a toll on my body and all but ended my ability to run. I now enjoy cycling and look forward to riding long distance rides several times a week. Speed and altitude provide my challenges.
I have many great memories from the “70s and ‘80s running races in the Charleston, WV area and around the state. My last big race was the Charleston Distance Run 15 mile race in 1982 where I finished with a time of 1 hour 28 minutes. I suffered an injury that year and didn’t run competitively again until 2016. I ran a 1 hour 41 minute half marathon and a 22:19 5K in 2017 at the age of 71.
I have been in and out of coaching during my life. While I have been a H.S. football coach, I have spent most of my efforts coaching track and cross country as well as some private lessons. I also serve as as HS state track official working the state track meet annually. My driving force is to influence as many as I can to get involved in endurance sports. My motto I borrowed from Tom Petty: “Well, I don’t know but I’ve been told you never slow down you never grow old.” I am convinced that @ Endurefuel is the best hydration endurance formula that I have ever used.
Lifetime prs.: 1 mile 4:35
10 K 33:55
Marathon 2 hrs 50 mins.
Distance runner based in Morgantown, WV
Personal bests: 5k-15:58, Half Marathon-1:17:13, Marathon-2:51:17
Favorite race distance: Marathon/Half Marathon
Favorite Race: Boston Marathon
Shoes: Trainers - Saucony Guide, Speedwork/Racing - Saucony Endorphin Pro & Fastwitch, Trail - (just got my first pair) Altra Lone Peak
Favorite EHQ product: Watermelon and Blue Raspberry #EndureFuel
Favorite post race meal: Burger and a good IPA
Going into my first Marathon in 2009 I said I wanted to run one and be done just to say I did it. I've now run 35 half marathons and 20 marathons including 8 Boston Marathons, 2 Chicago Marathons, and the NYC Marathon. I guess you can say I'm hooked.
Besides running I enjoy kayaking, fishing, hiking, homebrewing, and spending time with my dogs and family.
Age 11. Camerawoman and super-mom Julie Wolfe.
I love adventure sports and running. My first race was a color run for school supporting Autism to raise money for a support dog. I found out that I like running and I’m kind of fast.
My favorite race was the Dirty Leprechaun race at the WV State Police training course. It was hard and I was the youngest participant. That made me work even harder. I ran my first 10k this summer and it was fun but I was tired. I run with a friend, my brother and I want to run with my dog but he can only go short distances. Maybe he needs some EHQ! 🤣
I also like biking, rock climbing, kayaking and paddle boarding.
My favorite #EndureFuel is Clear Blue Raspberry and I am going to try the caps. I am excited for the opportunity to be an ambassador and share in everyone’s adventures!
Favorite Distance - I like all that I've run 5k-marathon - all for different reasons
Favorite terrain - anything with a view
Favorite Weather - 50s and light rain
I have been running for 10 years
Other sports I love - basketball
I didn't start running until age 38. I ran for a few years and then let life get in the way and didn't run. I kept telling myself I'd get back to running "someday". Then I had to deal with some health issues that made it nearly impossible for me to run for about a year. Because of this, I had time to reevaluate what was important to me and realized I was wasting so many opportunities every day. I made the decision then to do all of those things I had been putting off. This included running a marathon. The 2019 Greenbrier River Trail Marathon was my first marathon.
One of my favorite parts of running is how supportive the running community is. It doesn't matter how fast or slow you are. You are shown the same love and support.
Running helps me be a better version of me...one run at a time.
Favorite sport/activity: Track and Field/Cross Country (I coach both), running, biking, hiking, eating, and Penn State football
Favorite distance: marathon
Favorite terrain: after breaking my foot 2 times in a year on trails, I'm strictly a road runner
Favorite weather: 50 degrees with a light rain
I started running as a freshman in high school, but as a sprinter. It didn't take long to realize I was a distance runner. I ran cross country and track in college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but found the marathon my senior year of college and never looked back. I'm trying run a marathon in all 50 states and have 16 states down. Still a ways to go!
My name is Scott Whitaker. My favorite sport is trail ultra running. I love the feeling of flying down technical down-hills, the challenge of massive miles, and the terrain variety you get on trails. I love races that include mud and creek crossings. I run in any weather, but don’t prefer the summer heat… I prefer frigid quiet mornings in the freshly-fallen snow among the deer and fox prints. The perfect running weather is right at 32*F, actually. I ran cross-country and track back in high-school in Ohio and went to state in the 4x800m, because we had 3 guys faster than me. I got back into running just a couple years ago (now in my mid-30’s) after watching some ultra marathon documentaries which sparked a fascination with the challenge of covering large distances on rugged terrain.
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